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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is asking fellow Republicans not to count out Rick Perry. Some conservatives are disappointed with the Texas governor's performance in the latest GOP debates. Daniels says it's too early for what he calls "last rites'' over the Perry campaign, and he...
Texas A&M is set to join Southeastern Conference, the league said Sunday, apparently signaling that legal hurdles have been cleared for the Aggies to leave the Big 12. The SEC announced the move will be effective next July, and said Texas A&M will participate in all...
Texas children are fat — and getting fatter. It is something state policy makers have known and have struggled to address for years. In the last decade, the Legislature has passed laws that set nutritional standards for school meals, required body mass index screenings for...
Jay Kimbrough has been fired as deputy chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. A&M spokesman Jason Cook tells The Eagle of Bryan-College Station ( http://bit.ly/nMAFZ8 ) that Chancellor John Sharp found the deputy chancellor's position unnecessary. Sharp took over...
A former Texas prison employee suspected of a being a serial rapist who targeted older women has been convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled woman. Jurors rejected claims by Billy Joe Harris that he suffers from multiple personality disorder and found him guilty Wednesday...
A Dallas hairstylist says security officers at Atlanta's airport humiliated her when they subjected her large Afro hairstyle to a search in open view of other arriving passengers. Isis Brantley tells The Dallas Morning News ( http://dallasne.ws/rkFYmV ) that a Transportation...
A $25,000 reward has been offered and Houston police have made a public appeal for help in finding a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (rehn-WAH') reported taken from a west Houston home. Renoir's "Madelaine Leaning On Her Elbow With Flowers In Her Hair'' is part of a private...
Fire officials say sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. The blaze started about 25 miles east of Austin near Bastrop Sept. 4, destroying more than 1,500 homes and killing two people. The Texas...
A woman has been accused of setting five fires in an East Texas area in what her son calls a bid for attention. Tommie Ragsdale is in the Houston County Jail in Crockett charged with five counts of arson. Bond is set at $450,000. Trinity County Constable Woody Wallace arrested...